Q - How much will this program cost me?
A - Once an applicant becomes an apprentice, the cost to the apprentice is negligible, roughly $300.00 annually for the cost of books.
Q - Can I continue to work at my current job while completing the apprenticeship?
A - 10,000 hours of On-the-Job Training is required to complete the apprenticeship. Participating contractors provide OJT. Apprentices earn a wage while performing the OJT portion of their training.
Q - How much will I be paid while being trained?
A - Apprentices start the program earning 27.5% of what a Journeyman worker earns: $13.58 per hour. (6/1/2022) Raises are earned at pre-determined intervals throughout the 5 years.
Q - Are classes held in the evenings?
A - Apprentices attend class one day every other week, for 8 hours each day. Apprentices do not receive payment for the time spent in class.
Q - How often are Apprentice classes taken?
A - Apprentices are selected from the list of ranked applicants quarterly.
Q - Am I required to live in Lake County, Indiana?
A - While the majority of your training will be within the borders of Lake County, there is no requirement to live within the county.
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